English Quiz for SIDBI Assistant Manager 2016 - Set 9

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Directions (Q. 1–5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) i.e. “No Correction Required’ as the answer.

1. The modifications made by them in the draft were so drastic that the entire emphasis had been shifted.
1) shall have been shifted
2) had shifted
3) was being shifted
4) had been shifting
5) No correction required

2. It is reliable to learn that there is not substantial evidence to prove his innocence.
1) is reliably learnt
2) reliably to learn
3) was reliable to learn
4) has been reliable learning
5) No correction required

3. He has now succeeded in overwhelming the grief.
1) successful in overwhelming
2) successful to overwhelm
3) succeeded to overwhelm
4) succeeded in overcoming
5) No correction required

4. Despite their best efforts, they could not convince the members by changing their decision.
1) and changed their
2) to change their
3) with changing their
4) in changing his
5) No correction required

5. The novel ideas suggested by the employee were appreciated by the management.
1) have appreciated by
2) have been appreciated for
3) were appreciative of
4) had appreciated by
5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 6–10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

6. How people would ______ in a particular situation cannot be ______ with perfect accuracy.
1) think, observed
2) act, expected
3) behave, predicted
4) react, analyzed
5) feel, resolved

7. When the mob turned ______, the police opened fire to control the ______ situation.
1) away, burning
2) up, untoward
3) around, devastating
4) quietly, aggravate
5) hostile, rioting

8. The Government ______ down the opposition ______ for a joint parliamentary committee probe.
1) boiled, proposal
2) shot, demand
3) put, leaders
4) whipped, portfolio
5) struck, party

9. The handwriting on the letter was very ______, none could ______ it.
1) legible, write
2) illegible, read
3) original, recognize
4) faint, notice
5) shabby, identify

10. The delay in completing the task ______ can be attributed to their ______
1) expeditiously, lethargy
2) fully, punctuality
3) economically, rigidity
4) religiously, strictness
5) carefully, perfectionism


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